Solved I want to upgrade from XP Home to Win7

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July 1, 2012 at 18:43:06
Specs: Win 7, 1.90 Ghz
Can you use upgrade CD for Win7 with existing XP install? Do you have to have Vista on computer first?

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#1
July 1, 2012 at 19:00:04
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No, but it apparently requires some more effort than upgrading from Vista:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

Also make sure your machine has enough "horsepower" beforehand:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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#2
July 1, 2012 at 20:54:48
It's not a CD, it's a DVD. And you can upgrade from XP but I recommend you wipe the HDD & use the upgrade disc to do a clean install instead. Do you have at least 2GB RAM? If not, you may want to reconsider. If you do, then have a look at these articles:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/clean...

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/ho...


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#3
July 2, 2012 at 00:27:47
I think, before wiping HDD, you should start the upgrade process from within XPand then go on with the installation. Upgrade path must see the legal XP presence on HDD.

CoolGuy


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#4
July 2, 2012 at 20:42:47
Using the upgrade DVD you still do a clean install, you just use the upgrade disk, custom install and delete the current partition (since it has already verified your legal installation before you get to this step) and create and format a new partition for installing Windows 7 on.
As was mentioned, it is advisable and preferable to do a clean install. If you are trying to keep the look, feel, and settings you had with XP, then stay with XP. Windows 7 is a completely new experience and needs to be approached as such.
If your hardware is not fairly new, you may actually be better off staying with XP until you replace your older machine. At the least (as mentioned), make sure you have 2GB or more of memory for the 32bit version (XP will run nicely on 1GB RAM bit Windoes 7 will not) and 4GB for the 64GB version, run the Windows 7 compatibility test, and make sure you are able to download all of your hardware drivers for Windows 7 before you begin (save them to a flash drive or CD so they will be available when you are up to that step). If you cannot say yes to all three of these, it is best that you do not bother.

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